The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jul 1894

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The tug Walker arrived from down the river, light.

The schr. Acacia is in with a cargo of coal for James Swift & Co.

The schr. Annie Falconer has cleared for Oswego with a load of lumber.

The str. Acadia called at Gunn's dock last night on her way to Montreal.

Passed Port Colborne: str. Orion and barges, Marquette to Collins Bay, timber.

The tug Ferris cleared down the Rideau with three barges of coal for Ottawa.

The strs. Escanaba and Norwalk will be here today with 100,000 bushels of grain for the west.

The steamboat business on the Rideau canal is very dull. Twice as much business was done on this route last season as is done this.

The company has placed on the str. St. Lawrence a new searchlight of more than one million candle power. It has proved very satisfactory.

Mr. Roy, chief cook on the str. Corsican, went uptown to do some shopping yesterday and being too long away the boat cleared without him. He will join the steamer on Saturday.

The owners of the str. Rideau Belle - Fleming Bros. - will have to bear heavy expense owing to the accident which happened to the boat in the Tay canal, Perth. The boat was sunk after two locks were damaged. The expense of the accident will be between $1,200 and $1,500. The season's business will about cover the damages.

Passengers had to leave their baggage on the sunken Rideau Belle at Beveridge's Bay, Tay canal. A traveller for a Scotch house had five trunks of samples, and they were ruined completely. The gates cannot be repaired until the vessel is removed, so that two or three weeks will elapse before navigation is resumed. It is said the accident was due to the misinterpretation of signals. The pilot gave two strokes of the bell to reverse the engine and bring the craft to a full stop. Instead, it seems full steam was put on and the boat bounded on towards the closed gates, doing the damage.

p.2 Cape Vincent, July 19th - ....The str. Coaster has gone to Montreal with a load of coal....

p.4 The Village of Bath - a history; mentions building of steamers Frontenac and Queen Charlotte at west end of village and the Finkle connection; later the B.F. Davy & Co. began shipbuilding.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jul 1894